Website of the Conference 

The first Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) will focus on the connectivity of human rights mechanisms both within the United Nations (UN) human rights system, but also with national and regional mechanisms.

Building on the 2019 Annual Conference which explored the connectivity of human rights mechanisms within the United Nations (UN) human rights system, the 2020 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform will focus on the connectivity between regional and global human rights mechanisms. It will also discuss relevant links with national systems and the overall effectiveness of these interactions in a number of specific policy areas like climate change, the fight against corruption or the COVID-19 pandemic.


To explore these issues, the programme will highlight different aspects of connectivity, focusing on the question of how the mechanisms deal with them and in which ways they are and could contribute to ongoing debates.

The conference is organized around three plenary panels and four simultaneous working groups.


You need to register until 1st October 2020 via this Google Form to attend the various sessions of the conference – plenaries and working groups – and indicate, for each session, whether you wish to follow it in Geneva or online.

Please note that, due to sanitary measures related to COVID-19 pandemic, places in Geneva are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Registered participants will be informed ahead of the conference whether they will be able to follow it online or in Geneva.